Now here’s an interesting concept — environmental fonts. The idea is to save costs and resources by leaving tiny little holes during printing, thereby saving on ink or toner.
Here is a downloadable pdf document I put together to give you an idea of what this looks like. You can see that at the larger point sizes, the holes become more apparent. But at the smaller sizes, the holes are barely if at all noticeable, while still retaining legibility. Sound like a good idea?
See it in action for yourself. You can get the Ecofont Vera Sans font here for free. This is a version of the Vera Sans font to which the Ecofont technology has been applied.
Although I try to minimize the amount of printing I do of draft documents, emails, etc., it is still a fact of life that I cannot (yet) go completely paperless. The jury is still out, though, on whether Ecofont would help in the interim to save money and help the environment. Nevertheless, I do find the idea to be quite fun and interesting.